Subject: Re: TCP gurus: explain this ssh hang...
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/2000 15:13:44
On Sat, Jan 08, 2000 at 08:57:16AM -0800, Todd Whitesel wrote:
> As many of you know, I've been experimenting with ssh as a 'proper' rsh for
> batch use, specifically running commands on faster machines when this can be
> done safely. Tonight I was experimenting with remoting gzip (from a Sparc IPX
> to an iMac) and noticed that my other session (a sun3 remoting cc1 to a cross
> built cc1 on an arm32 shark) had hung for more than ten minutes, probably due
> to excessive network traffic triggering something.

Beats me, but I don't think you'll find ssh acceptable for your purpose,
because some bug in the F-secure/"OpenSSH" client code (and possibly in
the server as well, but I'm fairly sure at this point it's in the client)
limits throughput, even with "cipher none", to about 2.5MB/sec on loopback.